Print Twitter Advertisement WhatsApp NewsBreaking newsCounty Limerick fire station to temporarily closeBy Staff Reporter – September 26, 2014 1118 Linkedin Email Previous articleOpenHouse architectural festival explores 40 venues and their usesNext articleLimerick loves to cooperate Staff Reporterhttp://www.limerickpost.ie Facebook ABBEYFEALE Fire Station is set to close for an estimated three-week period due to a number staff being unavailable for work due to illness, it has emerged this week.Limerick City and County Council has confirmed that five of the fire fighters based in Abbeyfeale have been unable to report to duty due to illness. As health and safety requirements dictate that a minimum complement must be present to maintain operations at a Fire Station, the local authority says it has taken the decision to temporarily close the Station from 5pm this Friday for a period of approximately three weeks.Sign up for the weekly Limerick Post newsletter Sign Up All incidents normally responded to by the Abbeyfeale Fire Brigade, which receives an average of 90 emergency call-outs each year, will be dealt with by Brigades in Listowel, Newcastle West and Castleisland Fire Stations.“The decision to temporarily close Abbeyfeale fire station is in accordance with health and safety requirements, but we are satisfied that sufficient and appropriate fire cover is being provided by the three neighbouring stations in Listowel, Newcastle West and Castleisland,” explained Michael Ryan, Chief Fire Officer.Mr. Ryan added: “Listowel and Newcastle West are located 16 and 21 km from Abbeyfeale and therefore, the Fire Service is satisfied that all response times to emergency incidents will not be significantly impacted by this temporary situation.”“The period of cover is approximately three weeks after which time normal service will be resumed. I am particularly grateful to Kerry County Fire and Rescue Service for providing additional cover during this period,” he concluded.Abbeyfeale is one of seven Fire Stations in Limerick. The six remaining stations are located in Newcastle West, Kilmallock, Rathkeale, Cappamore, Foynes and Limerick City (Mulgrave Street).
LIAT and Caribbean Airlines (CAL) cancelled dozens of flights for Monday and Tuesday because of Tropical Storm Bret.When the airlines first announced flight disruptions, the system had not yet been upgraded.CAL initially cancelled 31 international and domestic flights:BW 550: Port of Spain to John F. Kennedy, New YorkBW 1650, 1522, 1528, 1532, 1538, 1526,1530, 1536, 1540, 1550: Port of Spain to TobagoBW 1651, 1523, 1529,1533,1539, 1527, 1531,1537, 1541, 1551: Tobago to Port of SpainBW 483: Miami to Port of Spain; Port of Spain to GuyanaBW 459: Kingston to Antigua; Antigua to BarbadosBW 481: Fort Lauderdale to Port of SpainBW 485: Orlando to Port of SpainBW 434: Port of Spain to St. LuciaBW 435: St. Lucia to Port of SpainBW 448: Port of Spain to BarbadosBW 449: Barbados to Port of SpainBW 438: Port of Spain to GrenadaBW 883: Port of Spain to SurinameIt subsequently announced flight cancellations and delays for both Monday and Tuesday.19 JUNE BW 601 DELAYED UNTIL JUNE 20 – Toronto to Port-of-Spain20 JUNE BW 884 CANCELLED and REPLACED with 3884 of June 20 – Suriname to Port-of- Spain20 JUNE BW 551 CANCELLED – New York to Port-of-Spain20 JUNE BW 527 DELAYED – New York to Georgetown20 JUNE BW 527 CANCELLED – Georgetown to Port-of-Spain20 JUNE BW 484 DELAYED – Port-of-Spain to Miami20 JUNE BW 483 DELAYED – Miami to Port-of-Spain20 JUNE BW 440 DELAYED – Port-of-Spain to Grenada20 JUNE BW 439 DELAYED – Grenada to Port-of-SpainCAL said affected customers travelling between today and Wednesday will be allowed to change or cancel their reservations without penalty, once they have a confirmed ticket issued before today, and the complete their travel by next Sunday.Only eight LIAT flights have been affected.LI 512 from Barbados to GuyanaLI 512 from Guyana to BarbadosLI 309 from St. Lucia to Port of SpainLI 307 from Barbados to GrenadaLI 307 from Grenada to TrinidadLI 393 from Barbados to GuyanaLI 737 from St. Vincent to TrinidadLI 738 from Trinidad to St. VincentHowever, the regional airline said there may be further disruptions to its schedule and any additional affected flights would be published in a subsequent advisory.LIAT said passengers who have been affected will be allowed to rebook with the next two weeks with all change fees waived.